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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Old Bagamoyo Road | Saadani, Saadani National Park, Tanzania
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Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With an extremely unique location on the ocean, this property is a true retreat from everyday life. With the ocean literally at your doorstep and true African wilderness on the other side, this property provides for a very unique experience-a true getaway. From the moment you step off the plane, the managers Graeme and Candy, as well as the rest... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is the perfect place to be away from the big city life basically self sufficient. We lived there three nights me together with my mom and dad and enjoyed it very much. The level of service was much better if not a million times better than we have tried in any place in Tz. We would for sure tell... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Asante Sana for this amazing review!! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Saadani Safari Lodge. We shared you review with Graeme and the rest of the team who loved your feedback. We do hope to welcome you back again one day and until then you can keep up to date with the... More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is a unique place. A luxury safari resort that's actually on the beach. The location is out of this world. But what really made our stay special was the hospitality and warmth shown by Candy and Graeme who are fantastic hosts and ensure that everything runs like clockwork (not always easy in this part of the world!). In... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jeff and Joss, Thank you very much for this lovely review!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us, Candy,Graeme and the rest of the team absolutely loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back again one day.. In the meantime you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats and... More

Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our second visit to Saadani Safari Lodge, heaven on earth and planning the next visit. As you open the door of your bungalow you are greeted with a morning view of the sun rising over the Indian Ocean. The golden sands are so fine they tickle your toes as you walk along the deserted beach finding animal footprints. You are... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Jambo for this lovely review!! Second visit WOW very happy that you enjoyed it and planning the next visit. We shared your feedback with Graeme, Candy and the rest of the team they were delighted with your comments and very glad to learn you appreciated their efforts, they are eager to welcome you back for a third visit.... More

Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Who would have known? We had been on a camping safari in northern Tanzania for ten days before ending up at the Saadani Safari Lodge on the coast. What a way to end the trip! This is truly Five Star lodging at its best. The accommodations, the food, the service and, most of all, the hospitality of your hosts and... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo Jim, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor, much appreciated. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time with us and VERY pleased that Saadani Safari was a highlight for you! Graeme, Candy and the rest of the team loved hosting you and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back one day soon... Until... More

Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I stayed at the lodge at the end of March just before it closed for the long rains - the rain arrived early which made my stay less than perfect. The heavy rains turn the dirt roads to mud and the animals scatter so although the location is amazing I advise not visiting in late March! My hosts Candy and... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting this review on Tripadvisor. We are sorry that the weather made your time with us less than perfect, we are however delighted to hear that Graeme, Candy and the rest of the team made up for this. Thank you for your kind comments and we do hope to welcome you back one day soon..... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is where the Indian ocean meets the African bush and the footprints on the beach are both human and animal. Seamlessly sandwiched in between this unique part of Africa is Saadani Safari Lodge with it's beautiful makuti rooms dotted along an unspoiled Tanzanian coastline. Raised walkways link all the rooms back to the heart of the lodge which is... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Asante Sana you for this wonderful, detailed review!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us, Graeme, Candy and the rest of the Saadani Safari Lodge team absolutely loved hosting you and would love for you to visit again soon. Until then please keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats and... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

In Sadaani, you get the feeling that you´re all alone when you´re on safari. And here, you actually are. This place is really close on the wilderness, and if you´re already sick of all that lioning and elephant-watching-- note that you have an unspilt beach right on your porch. There are bush-bucks in the "garden", elephants come to the water... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review, Asante Sana!! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for all the kind comments. We shared your review with the rest of the team and they were thrilled with your feedback, especially Isak.. Thank you for the recommendation, it was indeed a great pleasure hosting you and... More

Montreux, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We wanted to stay "safari" but we also wanted to enjoy the beach after 16 days in the bush. Sadaani safari Lodge was just perfect. We stayed there from the 16 January to 18th January 2014 and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The place was just what we wanted: private, quiet, wild, clean and perfect service! the bungalows... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are absolutely thrilled that Saadani Safari Lodge was just "what you wanted" and that you enjoyed every minute of your stay with us. Thank you for your lovely feedback, we shared this with the rest of the team and they loved all your comments. Very happy to hear that you will definitely be back, our staff is... More

New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge's front yard is literally the beach, unspoiled East African coastline, while the lodge's backyard is Tanzania's wild bush, providing opportunities for early-morning game drives and wildlife viewing. The suites are lovely and private - each beach-side cottage comes with loungers where you can watch local fisherman along the shores of the Indian Ocean. Mine came equipped... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Another great review from you, thank you so much! And very happy to hear that you adored your stay at Saadani Safari Lodge and thank you for your recommendation, much appreciated. The team cannot wait to welcome you back one day, please rest assured that a sun hat, sarong and a beach-side seafood barbecue will be ready and... More

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Address: Old Bagamoyo Road | Saadani, Saadani National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Saadani National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge 4*
Also Known As:
Saadani Safari Hotel Saadani National Park

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The heady mix of different ecosystems sets Saadani apart from all the national parks in Tanzania. The Blue haze of the Indian Ocean washes over Lowland coastal forests, acacia woodlands, open grasslands and mangroves. Saadani Safari Lodge set in the heart of the park offers an idyllic retreat to explore this most unique and distinguished destination.Beach, bush and river come together in a clash of colourful ecosystems found nowhere else on the eastern coast of Africa. Saadani Safari Lodge is owned by Costa Coucoulis, a passionate nature-lover who has fully renovated and refurbished an existing property with creative style and sympathy to the natural environment. The fifteen, tented cottages with their cool grass roofs are strung along the beach. Each has its own veranda and pretty en-suite bathroom. Seafood is a specialty, in particular the feasts of fresh prawns that are brought from the sea to the lodge kitchens daily. Nature-wise, the uniqueness of Saadani Safari Lodge is its proximity to such a mix of different ecosystems. From the delights of the Wami River where a stone’s throw from the open sea you can be boating past pods of hippo, the lodge also offers game driving and bush walking to explore the plentiful wildlife in the natural bush. Out at sea, a sand island is a lovely spot for picnics and snorkelling in warm tropical waters ... more   less 
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